Saturday, December 30, 2006

Barbie knits

I checked out a book from the library and have been busy knitting Barbie accessories. I did all these since 9pm last night, while watching tv. It's fun getting things done quickly! Do you think these kind of things would sell on ebay?

Friday, December 29, 2006

Went to yarn shop...

I went to my local fine yarn shop and bought some #000 double pointed knitting needles. I usually only buy circulars but the cost was prohibitive for buying 2.
I petted all the lovely yarn while I was there and looked at the books.

The owner came in and I asked her if she was hiring. She doesn't need any sales people right now but said she may use me as a model knitter!!! Not only will she provide all the needed materials but will pay me some for the knitting. :-)
I hope she can use me.

I finished knitting a lace bookmark with crochet cotton and size 0 needles..... I blocked it but think I will spray starch it and iron it... It is very pretty.
I also finished Isabelle's sweater and gave it to her for Christmas... She is 7 months old and the sweater was a size 12 month. It just fits.....

Here is mommy, big sister, Ella, and Isabelle (wearing new sweater). Mommy has her hands full with these two darlings!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry CHRISTmas!

Merry CHRISTmas to you and to yours. I hope you all have a wonderful day and have precious time with your families and friends. May the Lord bless your upcoming year.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sweater set

I knit this sweater for my friend to give to her grandbaby. She is a knitter but ran out of time. Not knowing what kind of money to charge I asked her to buy me an equal amount of yarn. It turned out so nice and it was easy as it was knit top down and the only seams were under the arms. I had yarn left so I knit the cute little hat with i cord top knot.
I am knitting the same sweater for my little Isabelle in a white boucle type yarn. It is turning out so nice. I have about 4 inches on the sleeve left and it will be ready for CHRISTmas.

I am having CHRISTmas here on Sat. the 23rd. Almost all of my family will be here! Turkey, ham and all the extras. YUMMM

Friday, December 08, 2006

Felted Slippers

I just started felting a pair of knit slippers for myself.
One is felted the other isn't.. dramatic size difference!
They are a ladies size large (8-1/2 to 9). The unfelted one was too big for my size 13 foot husband!
I am going to buy some puff paint for the soles to make them non-slip.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving was great!

My daughter and son-in-law invited us up for Thanksgiving this year. First my daughter and grandbabies came down for 3 days and then we drove up north to their house, picking up my son on the way. My son-in-law cooked the entire meal and it was delicious! I felt so spoiled as I always do all the cooking. It was his first turkey dinner. He is a very good cook anyway and now he knows more. He said he would do it anytime!

I knit up a pair of wool clogs and felted them for Ella who is almost 3. I tried the smaller size to see how easy they were. It was very easy. I have one for myself almost done. They are so huge before felting! I put it on my hsubands foot (unfelted) and its big on him and he wears a size 13! he says there is no way that they will shrink down. I must take pictures to show it and prove him wrong! :-)

I have my house all decorated for Christmas and it feels good. Need to load the CD player up with music to really get in the mood. I did not fight the shopping crowds this year. The traffic was horrible around the mall. YUCK.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

New Christian community

Xianz is the Christian alternative to My Space.
Check out my site there...
Debbie's Christian space
How cool to have a Christian community!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fox River Hammer Dulcimers

I built a new blog for my husbands Hammer Dulcimers.

Fox River Hammer Dulcimers

We live in an area called the Fox River Valley, hence the name.

Please stop by and see the new pictures.
If you need more information about buying an instrument, click on the Contact link.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My Lil Punkins


My 2 grand daughters modeling the pumpkin hats I knit. They enjoy wearing them and all the ladies ooh and ahh them as we walked downtown! :-) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Gramma vacation

I get to go to my daughter's for 3 weeks and be full time Gramma!!!! I am so excited!!!

I won't be posting here much as the internet is slow up there.

I knit pumpkin hats for the girls. I will try and get pictures of them on them.

Friday, September 15, 2006

BagSmith Knitting bag

I love my new BagSmith Knitting Bag! It has lots of pockets, pouches and space for all my knitting kneeds by my side. I got it at KnitPicks. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hammer Dulcimer

My dear hubby has completed Hammer Dulcimer #6. Isn't it beautiful! It sounds as wonderful as it looks. He builds them from scratch.
If you live in Wisconsin and want to buy one, let me know.... shipping may prove too difficult. Posted by Picasa

See more info here

Monday, September 11, 2006

More Mason Dixon Knitting.

Log Cabin square. I used dishcloth cotton which proved to be heavy and not hold a shape well. I will have it in the doll crib for my granddaughter's dollies.
The concept is the same as in quilting by adding logs on the sides of the beginning square.

Bib knit using all garter stitch from Mason Dixon knitting. Very easy to knit up for a quick gift. I don't think a mommy can have too many bibs! Posted by Picasa

Yahoo! I got my own copy of the book today. BIG GRIN!
I have been using the library's.

cloths for crisis

cloths for crisis
Originally uploaded by knittindeb.

I am part of this dishcloth group also.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono

I am so impressed at how easy this kimono was to knit up in just 2 days! It is from the Mason Dixon Knitting book. It is all garter stitch knit in one piece and sewn together down sleeves and sides. I have to find some ribbon to match to make a closure for it or a cute button.

Happy Labor Day! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Raspberry hat

I knit my 2 granddaughters each a raspberry hat this week. Ella held still for pictures but Isabelle is too young (3 months). They are too cute... Posted by Picasa

It's official! I am part of the mason-Dixon knitalong. I checked the book out of the library and fell in love with all the patterns! Soooooo I ordered my own copy. I love the garter stitch anyway as I love knitting while doing other things... perfect for this. I started a baby kimono and a log cabin. I got a couple of cones of peaches and cream cotton at w-mart so I can fee this new addiction.

We did a day trip yesterday up to Door County, WI. My hubby loves it up there and his birthday is Tuesday so it was my present to him to go. We took the bikes up and did some biking. He is much stronger than me so I sat in car and knit while he rode his bike up the big hill. I got my 7 rows from day 2 in Sept. monthly dishcloth knitalong done and started on a log cabin cloth. The weather was perfect and it turned into a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ballband Cloth

My first ballband cloth using Peaches 'n Cream Fiesta Ombre and Sugar 'n Cream Hot Green. Pretty festive looking, huh?(colors are more brilliant in real life)

I got some new inox circulars on ebay this week. I got 16" for those little jobs. Toddler socks are easier on shorter needles. 

Monday, August 28, 2006

2 weeks notice!

I gave my 2 weeks notice at work! I have been there a year and enough is enough.
Now I may get some knitting done!!!! And I will have time for my daughter and granddaughters. My hubby will just have to work harder! (glad I have some yarn stashed to keep me going)

I have applied to join this knitalong.
I put the book on hold at our library but have to wait awhile. In the meantime I have the ballband dishcloth pattern that I am enjoying knitting.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

What kind of flower?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

I usually don't like these quizzes, but I like flowers. :-)

It's been a busy weekend with 2 different conferences I went to. One was on the Father's love (our sonship in Christ) and yesterday was a Spiritual warfare conference! That was totally powerful!

I am giving my 2 week notice at work. I have been there a year and conditions have not changed. Going to take some time off and get caught up on some things and look for that ideal job!!! hahaha Plus I want to spend more time with my grandbabies!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Goody box came today!

I got my order from Herrschner's today!
Handicrafter cotton yarn was only $.77 a skein and I had a free shipping coupon!
I got a couple of gadgets too. One is a Cro-knit (for even tension) and the other is a yarn guide for knitting with more than on color.

I donated 9 dishcloths to our children's group at church for an upcoming bake and craft sale to get a new overhead projector. I will knit more also as I have a couple of weeks. And now I have more cotton!The teachers were thrilled to get them. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mid August KAL

Here is my completed mid August knitalong cloth. The blues in varigated yarn matched too closely to main color so some effect gets lost but it was still a fun pattern to knit. I bet it will scrub dishes nicely with all the texture going on!

I spent a lovely day with my friend Tricia today. She treated me to lunch at a great Mexican restaurant and then on to Baskin-Robbins for coconut/nut ice cream! YUM
She lent me a couple of good books to read and we just had a very pleasant day of talking and laughing. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 21, 2006


I have frogged so many things lately I may start turning green! Nothing is turning out correct, guage is wrong, size is wrong, yarn is wrong.... I'll stick to dishcloths until this funk passes on.

We have blacktop!!!! Tomorrow the driveway may get done... it has been 3 months since the started ripping up the roads. UGH.

Stared organizing my yarns. I got a bunch of plastic zippered quilt bags. I am sorting by cotton, sock yarn, wool and odd balls. I have all my printed off patterns in note books. Yeah!

Hobby Lobby has all knitting and crocheting implements half off this week so I stocked up on notions...extra cable needles, stitch holders and other goodies. Fun!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Start of Mystery sock.

It is going to be a smaller sock than I wear so I may have to add stitches or maybe I can find a special person to receive them as a gift!

Day 2 of midmonth dishcloth knitalong.

I like the pattern
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Mystery Sock knitalong.

I joined a new knitalong...Mystery Sock. You knit a pair of socks from a pattern that you have not seen a picture of completed sock. I love knitting socks so this is a challenge.

I started day one of mid month dishcloth knitalong.
day 1

They are finally going to start paving our street! It has been ripped up since the middle of May. We have new storm sewers and curb and gutter to go along with new road. It has been a very dusty summer.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Apple cloth

I am playing catch up with the monthly discloth group. This is last September's apple. It is a little hard to make out the apple with the angle I took the picture... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another Dishcloth

This dishcloth is the mind July pattern...lacy mock cables. It was surprisingly simple! I just finished a state of Texas one tonight. It is not showing up very well as it is done in an eggshell color. I have to find a proper background for it. What fun to make fancy dishcloths!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

First dishcloth done!

My first monthly dishcloth is done!
The instructions are given out 10 rows each day. Mystery pattern.
Can you see the lighthouse? It was knit from the top down so wasn't sure if it was a spider or what at first.

I finally got a nice picture taken of my daughter and her family while they were her this weekend.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

New Knit-Along

I joined a new knitalong! It is the first one in over a year. It is the monthly DishCloth KAL

It is a mystery pattern, new stitches given everyday. It is fun not to just knit boring dishcloths!
There is a link in my sidebar.

Grandbabies are here for the weekend. Isabelle (9 weeks is napping) and Ella (2- 1/2)is being entertained by Papa so I have a few minutes with the computer. I have to get some new pictures taken of them.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Need INK?

I have a new product line available thru my Richmont Direct biz!

If you need printer ink refills, see me first!

My daughter, son-in-law, and 2 granddaughters are coing down for the weekend Aug 5th! Yippee.
Now that Isabelle needs the playpen, I bought one of those little flip sofas for Ella. She will have her own place to sit and a little overnight bed. She has a Dora the Explorer one at home. Who thinks of these things? Why didn't they think of them when I was raising children????

Knitting is sporatic. I can't find my yarn winder and I have this beautiful lace pattern and yarn that I want to start.

Candle Flame Shawl pattern is free at KnitPicks! I have 2 hanks of Alpaca Cloud yarn in Iris for the project. It is so SOFT!

How do things get lost???? Especially in a small dwelling???

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Middle of the year already!

Can you believe it? It is the middle of the year already! I don't know where the first half went! Ha!

It's going to be very hot here in WI today. we just aren't used to it so we will stick very close to home in our central air. Neither of our cars have A/C since we mostly use the heater up here! LOL

I am scanning thru yarns and knitting books trying to find that just right project. I have started twice a couple of scarves and the patterns just are not clear enough and I end up with less stitches than the pattern says.... so it has been unknit twice. It's hard to think of knitting winter things in this heat anyway!

Granddaughter Ella is nice and cool.

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Lord is working!

Oh how the Lord is working in my life! He is healing my inner being and giving me strength! Hallelujah! Last night in an open heaven experience He showed me a baby in a womb.

The baby was so warm and safe and protected. The baby was dancing and happy. It was surrounded by warm gold fluid. Then the Holy Spirit revealed to me that my mom loved me and ate correctly, didn't drink or smoke while she was pregnant with me! This was so healing to me because my mom was an alcoholic and died from smoking. I always felt she didn't care but she did! She taught me to be crafty, a good cook, how to take care of things, how to find a bargain. Where she lacked my Gramma taught me. Oh Thank You Lord for this revelation!

Friday, June 23, 2006

My hubby makes the paper!

I am so excited... the local paper did an article about my husband's piano tuning business... see here

Road Construction

They have been ripping up our road what seems like forever! They are putting in storm sewers and curb and gutter. Well the storm sewers are in but road is full of pot holes as it is all ground up. They started ripping the ends of driveways off..they stopped right across the street so ours is still intact... and the noise....ugh.
So our house hunt continues... I just hope they have a road back in when we have to move!
I looked at a very nice 1957 ranch home. The kitchen needs updating but the rest of the house is ready to go. It has a great floor plan but only 1 bathroom... not a problem until the kids come and spend the weekend....

Baby Isabelle will be 1 month old tomorrow! Where did that month go????

I am yearning to knit but can't decide on a project. Does anyone else ever get like that???

Monday, June 19, 2006

House Hunt continues

We thought we found the perfect place but alas it also has some cons. We can not take our established phone number with us to this community and my husbands business depends on the phone. We loast some customers when we made tha last move.
We are praying an know that God will provide.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

House Hunting

We have started hunting for a house. There sure are a bunch of dumps in our price range! How can people think they can sell them without cleaning???? If you have a pet, at least sweep the floor and empty the litter box!! EWWWWW
I found a couple yesterday I liked, hubby went to look at one last night with me. The basement is a problem for him. Being 6 feet tall there sure are a lot of basements he can't walk thru!

I got out some yarn the other night, started looking thru my patterns and gave up.... I guess it is too nice outside to think of warm garments. Ha

Listen to me, I sound a little grouchy!!! I need a good cup of coffee! :-) Sorry about that.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I ordered this book from KnitPicks and just love it so far. I am laughing as I read. This seems to be a must have for us round knitters...

Saturday, June 03, 2006

New Granddaughter

WooHoo I have a new grand daughter as of Wed May 24th! I just got back from spending the first 8 days of her life with my little family. Isabelle Iris weighed in at a mere 6# 2.5 oz. She looks like her daddy and is a very content baby.
Big sister Ella loves her and helps her mommy. I am so blessed.

I managed to get a hat knit for her..... oh I need to knit more!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mother's Day

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day weekend! My 23 yr.old son came down Sat. evening and gave me a beautiful gold Heart necklace with a garnet and small diamonds! He got it at Jared's! garnet is my birthstone. My husband took me to the best Italian restaurant for dinner and I got free dessert there. Yum Yum. I was a very nice weekend.

I finally got a baby hat knit for the baby that is due in 2 weeks... never got the booties done though. I also need to finish a quilt.... ugh it's hard to work and find time for fun stuff.

I joined a new ring... Christian Women online.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

May Day

I can't believe it is May already! The leaves are popping open on the trees and lots of pollen. My baby turned 23 on May Day! Where did 23 years go?????

I am reading a great book by Tommy Tenney "God Chasers".

We now have SkyAngel satellite service and love the clean movies and worship programming. I sell SkyAngel is you are interested... hint hint...

I started walking with my friend Peg and it feels good. Hard to imagine that I was hardly able to walk over a year ago. praise God for His Healing Power!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

He is Risen!

He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter.

I am trying a new Christian online community group.... I just joined yesterday and like the feel of it. There are forums, chats, buddy list, and more. I am ThroneGazer, if you join... add me to your buddy list!

I have been trying to get motivated to knit for my new grandbaby due next month but struggle with being tired after work. Will I ever knit again????

I got new speakers for my computer this weekend. SoundSticks II. They sound so wonderful. I listen to all my music online or thru my computer so needed something better than tin can sound..

be Blessed today! <><

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Another few and far between post

Oh I have to make a post it note to remind me to post here. hahaha

It is so unbelievable that we are out of debt after selling the house. We have not decided if we like renting and having someone else take care of things that need fixing or to buy a house. I look through the listings but so far nothing has popped out at me. I hear that is now in a buyers market so that is a good thing.

I actually bought a skein of yarn to knit a dishcloth to knit for our new apartment but have not started knitting. My sister's store is moving so I am working an awful lot as we are trying to sell everything so we don't have to pack it and move it. My fingers ache to knit.

We are finally getting winter here in Wisconsin. January was so mild and I loved it! I always thought of myself as a snow lover until I had a mild January! HA.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The house sold!

Hallelujah! The house is sold. We finally closed the deal on January 13th! I am so relieved. We are renting right now and may continue renting. It is kinda nice.

My daughter found out today that baby #2 is a GIRL!!!!!!! She had a regular ultrasound and a 4D.... amazing technology! She emailed us the pictures!